• Head-on collision in Amarillo, TX

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  by scoostraw
 
sd80mac wrote:I would say that the female was on the Westbound.
Is this a guess? Or do you know?
  by sd80mac
 
scoostraw wrote:
sd80mac wrote:I would say that the female was on the Westbound.
Is this a guess? Or do you know?
2 men were on eastbound. Didn't you read the reports?
  by scoostraw
 
I don't remember reading that in the preliminary report.

(Can you show us where it says that?)
  by Mikejf
 
Copied from the NTSB report, which a link was provided on page 4 of this thread.
Three crew members died in the accident—the engineer and conductor on the eastbound train and the conductor on the westbound train. The engineer of the westbound train jumped from the train before impact and survived with injuries.
  by scoostraw
 
Thanks. Yes I read that.

How are you able to determine from that quote which train the female crew member was on?
  by sd80mac
 
Mikejf wrote:Copied from the NTSB report, which a link was provided on page 4 of this thread.
Three crew members died in the accident—the engineer and conductor on the eastbound train and the conductor on the westbound train. The engineer of the westbound train jumped from the train before impact and survived with injuries.

Read the WHOLE thing. you will figure it out. The answer is there.
  by scoostraw
 
I am not seeing it. The "whole thing" is 2 pages.

Unless there is some additional info elsewhere, I am not finding it.
  by butts260
 
Looking at Figure 1. Derailment site of The Preliminary Report DCA16FR008 now confuses me. If west is in the upper left and east in the lower right, then the divided highway "above" or "north" of the tracks cannot be route U.S. 60, which is south of the tracks on Google Maps. Help me out!
  by sd80mac
 
scoostraw wrote:I am not seeing it. The "whole thing" is 2 pages.

Unless there is some additional info elsewhere, I am not finding it.
sorry... its not in that report. I thought its in that report. but it's in another one.. And it has been circulated all over media.

Sorry for crappy photo, obtained from someone in Facebook.

Smith had 39 years. Owens had been working since 1994. (I hope that I got the names right)
  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Where has it been reported which of the three employees' remains, C&E of the EB or C of the WB, have not been recovered?
  by JimBoylan
 
This is beginning to remind me of a ConRail drawbridge wreck in Cleveland, O. where 1 body couldn't be found because he had been left behind at the reporting point for a nap.
  by scoostraw
 
Thanks SD80.

The woman's name was Lara Taylor. And it appears that she was the conductor on the westbound. It's too bad she didn't make it. Her engineer jumped, and as she was an amateur athlete you would think she might have also. Actually, maybe she did.
  by scoostraw
 
Gilbert B Norman wrote:Where has it been reported which of the three employees' remains, C&E of the EB or C of the WB, have not been recovered?
It's Lara Taylor's body that was not recovered.

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  by sd80mac
 
Gilbert B Norman wrote:Where has it been reported which of the three employees' remains, C&E of the EB or C of the WB, have not been recovered?
you're not really following the news? obituaries - their years of service matches the years in the briefings. Hence I put the name and years in my previous comment
  by sd80mac
 
scoostraw wrote:Thanks SD80.

The woman's name was Lara Taylor. And it appears that she was the conductor on the westbound. It's too bad she didn't make it. Her engineer jumped, and as she was an amateur athlete you would think she might have also. Actually, maybe she did.

I think that its possible that she did and jumped too late and was under the pile or she froze at the steps and rode out the collision, due to the speed of WB. Just remember that, according to some news and reports, the WB speed at collision was 38 mph. That is way too fast to jump off the train. I'm damn surprised that engineer came out alive with more than 45 mph when he jumped. I believe that he jumped way ahead of collision, which would had higher speed. I cant recall the max speed WB was going when EB went through RED, which would dropped WB's green to red. At that point, WB engineer may had got up and abandoned his train right away regardless of train's current speed. Laura may had resisted.... we will never know...
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